What's on in Kent in January?
PUBLISHED: 15:15 06 January 2020 | UPDATED: 15:15 06 January 2020
Our selection of top events and diary dates for this month in Kent
- Sleeping Beauty (10 to 12 Jan)
A tale of exploding cakes and magic wands, with a West End band and a dazzling dragon.
Tickets: £13 to £52. 01732 304241. EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge. Satnav: TN9 1JP
- Josie Long: Tender (25 Jan)
A show about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood but also kindness, gentleness and joy.
Tickets: £16. 01303 858500. Quarterhouse, Folkestone. Satnav: CT20 1JT
- Dial M for Murder (27 Jan to 1 Feb)
Can you ever get away with the perfect murder? Strictly winner Tom Chambers and Not Going Out star Sally Bretton lead the cast of this of classic thriller.
Tickets: £22.50 to £35. 01322 220000. Orchard Theatre, Dartford. Satnav: DA1 1ED
- Billionaire Boy (29 Jan to 2 Feb)
David Walliams and the Birmingham Stage Company present the story of Joe Spud, 12, the richest boy in the country. He has his own sports car, two pet crocodiles and £100,000 a week pocket money. But what Joe doesn't have is a friend...
Tickets: From £19. 020 3285 6000. Churchill Theatre, Bromley. Satnav: BR1 1HA
- Present Laughter (29 Jan)
Starring Andrew Scott, and captured live from The Old Vic, this is a surprisingly modern reflection on fame and loneliness.
Tickets: £15; £13 (concs). 01732 304241. EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge. Satnav: TN9 1JP
Out & about
- Jan-U-Fit (from 1 Jan)
Get fit this January, choose your sport, your distance and do it your way. Run, walk, row, swim or cycle your way to a fitter you and raise funds for Heart of Kent Hospice at the same time.
To sign up, call: 01622 790195. Heart of Kent Hospice, Aylesford. Satnav: ME20 7PU
- Wedding Showcase (19 Jan)
Hever Castle is the backdrop for a stunning wedding showcase, giving guests the opportunity to experience the beautiful venue set up for a wedding. Cocktails, fizz and hot refreshments will be served throughout the day and you can chat to recommended suppliers and gather ideas for your big day.
Tickets: hevercastle.co.uk. Hever Castle, nr Edenbridge. Satnav: TN8 7NG
- Twilight Event (23 Jan)
For prospective and existing volunteers, the twilight event is a chance to find out about the valuable contribution volunteers make by giving the gift of time regularly or on an ad hoc basis. Existing volunteers say that doing good does you good, and they are keen to meet everyone who would like to take up the opportunity.
Sign up at: hokh.org. Heart of Kent Hospice, Aylesford. Satnav: ME20 7PU
- Model Railway (25 and 26 Jan)
The Longfield Model Railway Exhibition will boast a wide variety of railway layouts, demos and other attractions, including a display of mechanical contraptions, loco testing and advice, a charity raffle, a demo on Gauge 1 Wagon Building, and an Orchards (Junior) Scale Model Club display and much more.
Tickets: £9 (adult); £1 (child). ukmodelshops.co.uk/erithmrs. Longfield Academy, Longfield. Satnav: DA3 7PH
- Emergence Dance (31 Jan)
A triple bill of dance from Emergence - the postgraduate dance company of Joss Arnott dance and the University of Salford. The show includes When Worlds Collide, Joss Arnott's exhilarating, technical masterclass featuring an original, cinematic music score.
Tickets: £16; £14 (concs). 01732 304241, EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge. Satnav: TN9 1JP
- Beautiful (11 to 18 Jan)
The Carole King Musical tells the story of King's rise to stardom from half of a song-writing duo to one of the most successful solo acts of all time. Bromley-born Daisy Wood-Davis takes the lead.
Tickets: From £25. 020 3285 6000. Churchill Theatre, Bromley. Satnav: BR1 1HA
- Stevie Wonder (17 Jan)
Vocalist Noel McCalla and saxophonist Derek Nash celebrate the genius of Stevie Wonder with a range of his songs, including Superstition and Isn't She Lovely.
Tickets: pizzaexpresslive.com. Pizza Express, Maidstone. Satnav: ME14 1PF
- Arcelia (19 Jan)
On the bill for Winterfest is acclaimed three-piece Arcelia, who will be airing their new single Lucky Man and their captivating song-writing skills.
Tickets: 01843 863701. Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs. Satnav: CT10 2BN
- All Stars (25 Jan)
Classic music from the jazz greats who have performed at Ronnie Scott's, plus projected images and footage and tales of old Soho.
Tickets: £24; £20 (concs). 01732 304241. EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge. Satnav: TN9 1JP
- Down for the Count (30 Jan)
Down for the Count Swing Orchestra brings the sounds of the swing era back to life with classic tunes from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong and Glenn Miller.
Tickets: £20. www.pizzaexpresslive.com. Pizza Express, Maidstone. Satnav: ME14 1PF
- Neon Nights (31 Jan)
Enjoy a genre-bending DJ set from the man behind the musical phenomenon that is The Streets, plus DJ and producer Flava D.
Tickets: £15 + booking fee. Dreamland, Margate. Satnav: CT9 1XJ